The battle of the books : history and literature in the Augustan Age (Book, 1991) [WorldCat.org]
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The battle of the books : history and literature in the Augustan Age

Author: Joseph M Levine
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Joseph M. Levine provides a witty and erudite account of one of the most celebrated chapters in English cultural history, the acrimonious quarrel between the "ancients" and the "moderns" which Jonathan Swift dubbed "the Battle of the Books." The dispute that amused and excited the English world of letters from 1690 until the 1730s was, Levine shows, an installment in the long-standing debate about the relationship  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Augustus, Emperor of Rome; Augustus, Emperor of Rome; Englisch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph M Levine
ISBN: 0801425379 9780801425370 0801481996 9780801481994
OCLC Number: 22626620
Description: xiv, 428 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Wotton vs. Temple --
2. Bentley vs. Christ Church --
3. Stroke and Counterstroke --
4. The Querelle --
5. Ancient Greece and Modern Scholarship --
6. Pope's Iliad --
7. Pope and the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns --
8. Bentley's Milton --
9. History and Theory --
10. Ancients --
11. Moderns --
12. Ancients and Moderns.
Responsibility: Joseph M. Levine.

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Joseph M. Levine provides a witty and erudite account of one of the most celebrated chapters in English cultural history, the acrimonious quarrel between the "ancients" and the "moderns" which  Read more...

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